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Dec 8, 2013 5:45pm EST
down. he is going to propose a number of tax cuts or tax preferences as well as spending increases to try to do that and that may exacerbate the short-term but then he pivoted which i think is important to talk about the structural deficit. and that is what threatens the state. it's not the ice that is above the water. it's the ice that is below the water. it's not the debt on the balance sheet, it is what is off the balance sheet that disrupts the future and he talked about three things, he talked about freezing a portion of discretionary spending, less than 20% of the federal budget for three years. three years is better than one book, and you know, frankly it is a modest first step especially since discretionary spending has increased 20% plus over the last two years in the second we talked about supporting the pedro rule the senate might be voting on right now. there's lots of holes big enough to drive a truck through and on the other hand it does provide some come strains that otherwise wouldn't be there so i think it is a modest step forward. third and most important he came
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 4:45pm EST
million. they've decided we have to get our tax exemption. saturday go about it? been launched 2400 lawsuit against the irs and individual agents. they hired private detectives to go around to conferences where they trail people and find out who's drinking too much, who was sleeping around to publish articles in the magazines about this and pass them the steps of 1111 constitution avenue, which is headquarters of the irs. they intimidated the irs. now whatever the merits of their case, those were the facts that surrounded their getting a tax exemption. it was -- you know, i just said they owed a billion dollars. the irs prime and $12 million did they forget the billion dollars. they gave them the authority to decide on their own which parts of the church are actually tax exempt. they even made our ron hubbard's novels scriptures those are also tax the m. it was such a thoroughgoing that very. it's hard to even imagine. bear in mind, the irs is not the best equipped agency. but they are the only agency that has that authority. once the irs made that finding, the vast protections of t
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
financial institutions be willing to take on failing institutions when they might be taxed with the result? so, that's one issue of policy that we have to look at carefully. the committee was also concerned about one other thing that, which is really to me, in particular, and to other members of the committee, particularly troubling. and that is, that the, the charges that were placed against jpmorgan came after the chairman of the bank started to take on the government's policy in a number of areas. he was critical, i'm talking here of jamie dimon. he was critical of the, of the dodd-frank act and was critical of many other regulatory policies of the government. and, at the same time, he was in a sense, a spokesman for thing industry but an individual who was the chairman of a large bank then following those criticisms, came all of these charges against jpmorgan chase, which had previously been thought to be one of the healthiest and best-managed banks. so, the worry here is that the lesson that the government is, or the message that the government is sending is that, if you criticize the
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
from the bedroom tax. [shouting] that is not true. will be deputy prime minister apologize and put the record straight? [shouting] >> mr. speaker, the honorable lady talks about standing up to vested interest. this in the week that we discover that the great courage of the labour leadership that stand up for the trade union came after, guess what? guess what? maÑana, montana, maÑana. all too difficult. [shouting] >> order. this house should be the bastion of free speech. neither the deputy prime minister nor the lady must be shouted down and we will keep going with this session as long as it takes for proper order to be absorbed. the deputy prime minister. >> and drink if i may say so it should be the bastion of political parties free of vested interest. and it is high time, it is high time that the labour leadership do what they say and stand up the trade union paymaster. she should stand up to hers. >> harriet harman. >> well, mr. speaker, i suggest that you leave it up to us to worry about our party members, especially -- [shouting] especially as so many of them used to be yea
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
, by refusing to fine violators? what if they president wanted tax cuts that a president would not enact? to the instrument the irs to decline to enforce the income tax laws? president george w. w. bush proposed unsuccessfully a reduction in the capital gains rate. should he have instead simply instructed the irs not to tax capital gains at a rate greater than 10%? the point is not what you think of any president obama's individual policy decisions. the point is the president may not consistent with the command that he faithfully execute the laws unilaterally amend, way versus and the law. we must resist the president deliver a pattern of circumventing the branch in favor of administrative decision-making. we cannot allow the separation of powers enshrined in our constitution to be abandoned in favor of an undue concentration of power in the executive branch. as james madison warned centuries ago in federalist number 47, the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. it is now my pleasure to
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
the republicans oppose closing these loopholes, these tax loopholes. it is only the republicans in congress that oppose them, not republicans around the country. these loopholes are so big, you could drive the biggest vehicle in the world through them, mr. president. but we're where we are. despite the cost of the republican shutdown this fall, last week's jobs report proves the american economy continues to gain steam. private sector businesses have added more than eight million jobs over the last 45 consecutive months. if kweupbsz -- republicans insisted on short-term cuts that laid off teachers, firefighters, the economy would be growing even faster than it is today. mr. president, the presiding officer knows, we all know that we need an infrastructure program. for every $1 billion we spend as a government on infrastructure, roads, bridges, dams, highways, water systems, sewer systems, we create almost 50 thousand high-paying jobs. despite last week's good economic news, congress can and must do even more to create jobs for millions of americans who are still looking for work. unemployme
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
an employer mandate penalty or a tax. a critical issue is the definition of employee but equally important is the issue of which and how many employees are it should be to to the business. the answer may be simple for one business with a single owner however when an individual shares ownership of multiple entities or when a business has multiple owners the answer is less clear. today we will examine the process of determining whether businesses are considered single or multiple entities under the health care law, which requires business owners to aggregate employees and could subject the business to the obamacare employer mandate. according to the national federation of independent business, 39% of small businesses with 20 or more employees on at least 10% of one or more other businesses. to determine if the threshold of 50 or more employees has been met with the situations the health care law utilizes the internal revenue service code, controlled group business aggregation rules which are complex and confusing even for most experts. some experts have suggested that most small business own
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
provide health insurance or pay taxes. this and other subsequently announced the delays do not enforce at all. on the contrary they are merely phasing in the adjustments designed to ensure effective implementation of the statute in accordance with congress purposes. the treasury department announcement makes that clear in the proposed regulations that it has followed through on on september 5 to make that clear as does the treasury statement that it intends to continue fine-tuning those regulations and working with the people affected by them until you become finally effective. and i should emphasize just after the administration took this action, president george w. bush secretary concord the obama administration to delay the mandate was wise. that was based on his experience in phasing in the medicare part d. prescription drug benefit. i have to say hyperventilating about an extraordinary and unprecedented constitutional these delays are is just that. it's contrary to the obvious historical fact. nor is the delay of the employer mandate on the front of the constitution. the framers c
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
and large the perimeters of the tax and apply it to areas outside the statute contemplated? >> no. >> let me qualify that. this is an abstract question. >> i will give you a chance to respond. you cite bureaucrats in the administration on the president's conduct but you don't cite any quotes for the president himself justified in his conduct and what is interesting in the most recent legislative six for the grandfather plans here is what the president says. already people that predated them can keep the plans they have in place. that was already in the law and that is what was called a grandfather clause that was included in the law. today we are going to extend that principle to people whose plans have changed since the law took effect and people that bought plans since it took effect. in other words, obamacare has a grandfather clause anything after the enactment of obamacare is illegal unless it meets the statutory requirement. with the president is saying as he is extending a grandfather clause to cover plans beyond what the statute contemplates so you think that's appropriate? >> i thin
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
of child pornography. the lock in some instances require you to file an income tax return. mr. lazarus, is the chief executive constitution capable of ignoring both categories of long? >> well, as i said several times, congressman gowdy, the president cannot refuse to apply or enforce the law for policy reasons. >> well, let's analyze that for a second. congress decided in its collective wisdom that if you possess xml at a controlled stuff as you're going to get x. amount of time in prison. you may like mandatoriness. you may not like them. this administration summarily dispensed with that law. so my question to you again is can the chief executive failed to enforce categories of laws that are both permissive and mandatory. >> it is well-established that the executive branch has prosecutorial discretion. that's a decline in force spendt what are those limits of? >> very frankly, i'm not an expert on that. >> let me ask you this. can the president -- lets us in a statute required you to show two pieces of identification to purchase a farm. can the chief executive knock that down to one?
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
fleur, commissioner moeller and clark, welcome, happy holidays. i have one question on the tax credit and start with you in the sugar. as you know the next ten years some wind turbine orders will get tax credit hours for every hour they run. this tax credit was designed to kickstart renewables. and yes yet, it lives on the spe way and being a major part of the grid. at least 12% in my state of texas capacity. but some markets have seen prices as low as negative $41 per megawatt hour as operators get the credit and run whether that power is needed or not. granted that is an extreme example, but they can settle a lawsuit taxpayers make them whole. that moves markets back home on the new power construction in texas that public utility commission chairwoman nelson has said and this is a quote for the market distortion is caused by the renewable energy incentives one of the primary causes this distortion makes it difficult for other generation types to cover the cost and discourages investment in the new generati generation. and while the ptc isn't the only driver of the market distortion, it is a s
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am EST
to have a tax on every model? you have to have a license to use the radio and pay it to the government, and the government runs the government broadcast, the bbc. in america that didn't go down terribly well, so advertising was proposed. there was enormous opposition. oh, no, you're going to clog up radio, we're going to have to listen to ads. it's just like how people reacting to advertising on the internet or advertising on twitter, instagram, this is terrible. this is exactly what happened with radio and, of course, advertising did come in, and it turned out to be the way you sustain that model. so every soap operas and all the other sorts of things. but it's a very familiar debate for those of us who use the internet today. >> host: october 29, 1969, bob taylor, charlie klein and re hard kleinrock. what happened? >> guest: this is turning on the internet. they didn't realize it at the time, but they were establishing the first link in what grew to become the modern internet. and this was an experimental network at the time, and it didn't work. it crashed after two letters. so they
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 12:15am EST
on education reform, the best way forward on tax reform. jack kempe would have horrible fights with phil gramm and others and then they would come together and come up with a tax reform plan. there were to be constant battles on the budget. there were a lot of different ways forward in the conservatives we believe even into the 90s, 1994 we always talked about a legislative laboratory of ideas and you talked about the place of ideas and we talked about the free marketplace of ideas. we would close the doors and go downstairs and debate nonstop among ourselves until we came up with the best plan for reform moving for it. just not the case anymore. if you veer off the path a little bit to the right or a little bit to the left there are ideological witch hunts and people suggesting you are insufficiently conservative and insufficiently republican. that is the 9% party. that's the record low party. if you go outside of the city that i love and that i love living in and working in, but clinically you go outside of the city and the republican party is a pretty vibrant party. we control 60% of the go
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:10pm EST
of this century with the strategy a popular tax. many different kinds we lose the equivalency to be covered by radical infusion. receive matt mysteries in humor and novels in the connected the social groundings of far more important with those aspects that is either the of moderate set in opposition to the recuperating urge with all human efforts to speak outside the cage and all fronts that are signified best journalistic science lacks reliable reference. of both popular and high literary culture to be the tumultuous commissioned of the virgin and modes of thought in the in antebellum period a and choreographed the three stretches completely. rather than read the the high renaissance to read those as burst by wide popular writing immediately with the perceived reality the results with the political point of view to reanimate the of the blind alley. and then the first instance with the social engagement of the practice but he does so while incorporating and modified critical forms. john browne did jacksonian america did each marked with the hard work of three big it always a pleasure to eng
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 11:25pm EST
might introduce a bill that says we need to raise federal excise tax on large oil companies. you introduce that bill. what's going to happen when you introduce that bill? you are going to scare the daylights out of people in the business which is precisely what that bill was designed to do. they are going to come running to that office saying we are concerned about this bill. what's going on? and in the process they are going to start making donations and they may end up hiring family members of the legislator or former aides to serve as lobbyists. the milker bill of course can be reintroduced again next year and a year after and they can become a form of extraction that takes place and corporations in the basically paying protection money. the second technique is what you might call the toll booth technique. if you are a powerful chairman of the committee were you are in leadership and this has happened under both parties, you can ease and c-charlie charge companies and individuals in order for bills to actually go from the kennedy to being voted on the floor. it can be a very l
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
. >> even though i was a texan and energy paid 55 or 60% of the taxes that were paid in texas, we felt that it was a very important and we breathe life into the epa by giving them a role in that act. i'm kind of sorry now that we did because they acted well and we were pleased with what they did and we thought that even though they were energy oriented, that the energy people needed some supervision. but they also needed some help for the federal government couldn't give, so they her despite overregulation and that's what i was asking about i guess. chairwoman, the key goal in the ferc strategic plan, 2009 to 2014 g-golf are the safe, reliable and efficient infrastructure development to integrate the new resources. are you supportive of ferc -- you've been there for three weeks, you said? >> i've been at this job for two weeks. >> you have done it very well. thank you for the answers you've given. are you supportive of ferc blank bill included in this plan? >> yes, i am. it's important -- >> what changes would you consider on this bill? do you have any changes that you would make? .. w
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
that would work? >> sure. we have identified grants loans and tax benefits that could be used. let me start with a low-hanging fruit, tax benefits. the hope scholarship tax credit used to limit $120,000 in family income. that is the 80th percentile nationally. the obama administration which i worked 10 extended the higher education tax benefits for -- markedly and i think that is then a laudable accomplishment but it also increased the income level at which people can get an american opportunity tax credit formerly hope all the way up to $80,000 away from the 80th percentile to the 95th percentile. why are we providing tax benefits and that some $7 billion a year to folks in the top income quintile. why is it that mitt romney -- i have three, 529's but why can mitt romney get tax benefits attached to it when he is students need of pell grants? closer to an attack site but i think there are others in the committee's jurisdiction. >> that is an interesting concept and we may follow up with you. the other is financial incentives to borrowers that have ffel loans to get them to convert their de
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
-time or full-time equivalent employees. to offer health insurance or pay an employer mandate penalty for tax. a critical issue is the definition of employee. but equally important is the issue of which and how many employees are attributed to the business. the answer may be simple for one business with a single owner. however, when an individual share ownership with multiple entity, or when a business has multiple owners, the answer is less clear. today we will exam the process of determining whether businesses are considered single or multiple entities under the health care law. which requires business owners to aggravate employees and could subject a business to the bureaucracy employer mandate. according to the national federation of independent business, 39% of small businesses 20 or more employees own at least 10% of one or more other businesses. to determine if the threshold of 50 or more employees has been met in these situations, the health care law utilizes the internal revenue service code controlled group businessing a gracious rules. which are complex and confusing even for most
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
-- have done in the past in pension and tax and mechanics. can you sort of help explain some of the healthcamechanics a they're different. >> i may yield some of this question to ms. walker. the mechanics are different simply because employers have not done this in the past unless they've offered their retirement plan. in many cases unless they're operating under a safe harbor they may not have done the analysis. in terms of what we're seeing in actual real life, i know there's been discussion of jobs creation and whether employers are hiring or not hiring. i would caution you on the statistics that you hear and answers to surveys. because i know that many of our clients will not answer that question because they have seen the fallout in the industry, whether it's restaurants or other industries, from answering and addressing questions like that. so i don't believe that you're getting a complete picture. >> mr. chairman, one day that might be a complete different hearing. because we had that happen once in arizona where some voluntary surveys that were filled out turned out t
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
was a texan and believed in energy and energy paid 55% are 65% of the taxes on it was paid in texas. we felt it was very important and we breathe life into the epa by giving them a role in that act. i'm kind of sorry now we did because they acted well then can they please with what they did and without even though we were energy oriented, that the energy people needed supervision, but they also needed help the federal government can give. so they now heard us by overregulation. that's what i was asking you about i guess. acting chairwoman, the key goal in ferc strategic plan, 2009 to 2014 cars safe and reliable infrastructure development to integrate the resources. are supported by ferc's -- have you been there three weeks eisai? >> i've been here three and a half years. i've only been in this job two weeks. >> well, you are doing very well. i thank you for the answers you get in. very supportive of ferc schools included in this plan? >> yes, i am. >> what changes would you consider on the school? to have any changes you make? maybe you haven't had time. the other gentleman made. >> when i l
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:05pm EST
sent that to crooks, refunds for your taxes. when i say the crooks, 585 checks were sent to one address in singapore. [laughter] they sent over 850 checks to one address in lithuania and on one level we have to ask ourselves how we ended up with a government that is so mindless and incompetent that it could do this. if you had to choose this or spending it at the national institute of health and research, i would argue that it would probably be dramatically better. i know that this is a bold and outside of the box, unfair thing. what drives me crazy is that to the best of my knowledge there is no serious effort to think any of us through. i am writing a paper and here is the difference. the oversight hearings by when a group of congressmen get congressmen get together and they pontificate for the opening hour that this is is really bad, i can't believe how bad does. and i'm really embarrassed that this is so bad. and the bureaucrats come in and they all say, well, this is really not quite so bad, but it is pretty bad. and we feel really bad about how bad it is. and we want you to know t
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
.looking at tax they are also not looking at significant cuts to medicare, security,or social which are areas republicans say needs to be done. instead we are looking at pretty small things and haggling over whether to have federal employees attribute more to their retirement -- employees contribute more to their retirement plans. thingse also looking at -- a spectrum that is going to be sold to telephone companies. they are looking at a small budget deal that would replace some of the sequester, the automatic spending cuts that were launched in 2011 as part of a but -- part of a different budget process. like can't there right now? why can't there be a grand bargain right now? caller: because republicans and democrats can't agree. all ryan, the chairman of the budget committee, and patty murray decided they were not going to go after the towels of the other party and just try to get something that was possible -- after all these failed budget agreements in the past, look we are not even going to go there this time. we are going to go for something much smaller. host: talking with ian swanson
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
work, but it might. say you had a 4-5 percent national sales tax on all goods and services and you use this money totally to pay for medicaid. now medicare is taken care of it. so you would cap all of the people not on medicaid and medicare. you would cap the rates that insurance companies could ask of them and lower the price for all of the people that are inbetweens. i wondered what you thought of that idea. >> kathy, why do you think that is a good idea? >> because i think it it would be a fair way, and it would bring the rates down, and it would be people could make the choice if they didn't want to pay a national sales tax and if they didn't want to they would not by the skis or the new dress or whatever. and it would just -- i think it would lower the rate of people between medicare/medicaid. >> thank you very much. let's see what congresswoman thinks about that idea. >> thank you. well, kathy, i really feel like the affordable care act was important because it focused beyond just medicare/medicaid. medicaid was expanded in the states where you have governors and legislative memb
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm EST
would have to work 75 hours a week to have the after-tax income that this company thought was basic to a family budget, 75 hours a week. low wages aren't a problem just in the fast food industry. i don't want to just pick on wal-mart and mcdonald's. it's catching up in many other traditional jobs that used to be able to support a family. there may be fewer, better examples of this than in the banking sector. the banking industry in america last year posted $141.3 billion in profits. the median executive pay in the banking industry in america is $552,000 a year. and yet, a recent report found that 39% of bank tellers in the state of new york are on public assistance. low-wage worker is just not enough to get by. working 40 hours a week at 7.25 translates into $15,080 a year. that's about $400 less than the federal poverty level guidelines for a family of two. if you accept the sample budget that we've talked about, a worker making the minimum wage would have to work 75 hours a week to have the after-tax income necessary to make ends meet. working 75 hours a week at a minimum wage wit
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 1:30am EST
's difficult to find funding and medicaid and other programs are classic programs where you have less of a tax during the recessionary time because more people are employed. so how will you find the safety nets when you need money for them the most? >> you can do the deficit spending, but is there a better way? and some of us have been working on this international initiative where the goal is to find the programs that we need an and find the novel funding and discourage the kind of things like this as well. so we all know that this led to the recession. the very few participate in these investments and i doubt that any of you went and bought a lot of mortgage-backed securities and so on. so the idea to place this small fee which is based on this old idea that on the highest risk, the hedge funds and others that are participating in this and it seems incredibly small when we are transacting hundreds of millions of dollars on the order of $5 billion and more. and the pool of that money will naturally increase as people are undergoing this and you'll end up with this and the reason was i would a
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
prominent taxes were slashed for the wealthiest while investments, things that made us all richer like schools and infrastructure, were allowed to wither. and for certain period of time time we could ignore this weakening economic foundation in part because more families were relying on two earners as women enter the workforce. we took on more debt financed by a juiced up housing market but when the music stopped and the crisis hit, millions of families were stripped of whatever cushion they had left. and the result is an economy that has become her family on equal and families that are more insecure. i will just give you a few statistics. since 1979 when i graduated from high school, our productivity was up to more than 90%. but the income of the typical family has increased by less than 8%. since 1979 our economy has more than doubled in size but most of that growth has been flowing to a fortunate few. the top 10% no longer takes in one third of our income. it now takes half whereas in the past the average ceo made about 20 to 30 times the income of the average worker, today's ceos n
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00am EST
of this is that we are very dependent on property taxes so beyond the education cost-sharing dollars that the state distributes everything else is basically tied to local property taxes. those bases aren't growing anymore so p. shuler -- people are forced to work together and i think the folks that will leave this discussion are actually in the communities right now looking at how do you continue to support education when your list is not growing. it will drive innovation. >> as far as funding for education over say the next five years doesn't look like it's going to be flat or will it be down or will it be a? >> i think it's a little early to tell. this is the slowest recovery from a recession in the post world war ii era and i am visiting you here in washington but the folks in washington seem to put the brakes on the economy every six months or so. or even more often than not. they are not helping and with first act to growth in the economy. i think that americans will put more money into education and the economy is doing better or when they confront the fact that the funding education is actua
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Dec 8, 2013 8:45am EST
every morning. .. these are in refunds. this is the refund for your taxes. when i say crux, they send 585 checks to one address in singapore. they said over 850 checks to one address in lithuania. now, at one level you have to ask yourself, how you ended up with a government so mindless and so incompetent that it could do this. $4 billion is an big money, but if you had to choose between giving it away to crooks or spending it at the national institutes of health on research, i would argue it would probably be dramatically better to spend on research. i know this is a bold outside the box, unfair, you know -- what drives me crazy about congress is businesses effort to think this stuff through. and i'm writing a paper right now where i'm going to call foresight hearings. is the difference. oversight hearings are when a group of can't think it together and they pontificate for the opening our this is really bad i can't believe how bad this is, and i'm really embarrassed that this is a better than the bureaucrats come in and they all say, well, this is not quite as bad as it seems that i
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
that was not paying taxes in america and using the old mantra no taxation without representation, i thought that i should get our try and get american citizenship. so i applied for small for a green card which it did not kid. and you have to wait five years once you get a green card. applying for citizenship. and i finally did that in 27 -- 2011. i was called to my interview there. there are things, into a bride in english. want to make sure you complete. but they turned general knowledge questions about america, the first of which i managed to screw up rarely did he simply wanted to know. and without thinking had plated of america the beautiful and the immigration officer said it will she was not what it is which is the star spangled banner, but i'm afraid that's one wrong. you've only got nine more chances. a distinct possibility vimy denied permission. and then was one man. complicated story helicon about. they have not talked to people to take the oath on the after deck of the u.s.s. constitution which is this wonderful sailing vessel, the oldest commission water should actually in the world.
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Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
they are undocumented and cannot get paid with tax. but the mayor was happy that after they were attacked they came to him first and that clearly shows that the lines of communications have opened in an account so that is a very positive thing. i should note that when the attacks took place in patchogue none of the teenagers actually lived there. they lived there because they knew there would be immigrants walking around and they lived in the neighborhood and medford or east patchogue or other places. i want to read another short passage from the trial of jeffrey conroy and this is the beginning of chapter one. this is when the only surviving witness of the attack was on the witness stand and the defense lawyer and the prosecutor are asking him questions about the attack. did you ever see a knife can ask pouliot, the lawyer representing jeffrey conroy, the young man who at 17 had confessed to stabbing and killing his friend, marcelo lucero thread never. did you ever see anyone stab marcelo? i'm not asking, please stop. sorry about that. the lawyer said and he went on to the next question, but it wa
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
stamps, a tax is ready, but rsvp for other parties, a birthday parties and shop around for insurance and stocks the earthquake kits and take caribe tuzes live lessons and poison the dance, by a raincoat, return overdue library books come in fast fast, chaperoned the field trip and pay the bills. add to that the obligations that fell outside of work hours. it dinner and schmoozing and out-of-town clients and conferences and networking events and launch party some that we hosted at our office. in to there was negotiating contracts. and countless other business related task for which he did not get paid. it was our job to plan and execute difficult projects. in a day, did to fix our problem but each sunday night after the kids went to bet brian and i will sit at the table to create the plan for the week. everything that needed to get done and decided which was top priority ian made in an elaborate spreadsheet that divided each day of the week in to 30 bid increments. and every drop-off and pick-up or pressure shopping trip and weekly torah and then expected to run early or start late ne
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
there recently that government said that we want to tax the remittances. and this is a huge revenue streak and so now i don't think that that is quite workable and i think it is extremely complex i don't think it is part of the anecdotal evidence that we can generalize that all workers are in a dire predicament. so having settled with this, i realize that we are trying to talk about an emotionally charged subject in which i cannot do justice to. but i do believe that it is important to keep in mind that there are people who make a lot of money and there are people who are exploited and passports are compensated and working in horrible conditions and then have to go back to those camps. at the same time, there are a lot of those who are much better off working as migrant workers in qatar, had they stayed. the question of if it is so bad, why do they keep coming back is an important question to address. >> yes, sir? >> i was wondering if you could talk about what is qatar hoping to achieve by hosting the world cup in 2024 and how do they think that they will achieve those goals? >> well, it is tryi
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Dec 8, 2013 9:30pm EST
of new york has proposed universal child care to be paid for by taxing the wealthy. okay, probably won't happen but it's on the agenda. someone's talking about it. eventually, eventually we are going to end up looking a little bit more like the rest of europe, like the rest of the industrialized world. >> host: i put a lot of faith into the slow gradual personal experience. he watched tv and to see a lot of guys taking care of their children within two or three years ago. it's on mainstream sitcoms. everyone has their own show with a guy with kids. it seems more normal. you're out of work and end up picking your kids up from school created a situation o that a lot of men these days. you slowly acclimate. slowly we acclimate. >> guest: all i'm saying is like in the corporation to see that you want on-site childcare we've always thought of that as a women's issue. it's not. it's a parents issue. when men to come out as parents we are going to say here's what i want. and of course women won't get it unless band supported to back. it's actually in the men's interest. that is a different ar
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Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
will push a lot of this is that we're very dependent on property taxes in connecticut to support education. so beyond the education cost sharing dollars that the state distributes, everything else is basically tried to local property taxes. well, those base aren't growing anymore. so seem are actually being force -- so people are actually being forced to find ways to save money and to work together. and i think the folks that will lead this discussion are actually in the communities right now looking at how do you continue to support education when you're ground list isn't growing? it's going to drive some innovation. >> and as far as funding for education in connecticut, over say the next five years, does it look like it's going to be flat? it's going to be down? is it going to be up? >> i think that it's a little early to tell. you know, this has been the slowest recovery from a recession in the post-world war ii era. and i'm visiting you here in washington, but the folks in washington seem to put the brakes on the economy every six months or so, right? or even more often than that. so,
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Dec 4, 2013 12:00am EST
these years i spent a lot of your tax money to keep half of the 40,000 russians involved in biological works employed so they don't work for somebody else. that was a good expenditure of your tax money. all that had to be considered. finally we made the unequivocal polls statement by saving the largest community of muslims in europe that we were not anti-islamic country. that america would take a serious risk to keep in is the muslims from being killed. in the woodwork with a and support any population then renounced terror to embrace reconciliation and cooperation. we tried to do this all the ones you can see how a important intelligence was. we had to know how much change. we had to know how reliable the interest to move the nuclear weapons all this while knowing everything in bosnia. we had to do the right things in bosnia and in the right way. i cannot say enough about the intelligence apparatus to give us tightly, the quicker and more accurate reports than what was going on in in bosnia and then with the balkan task force the cia the nsa the joint chiefs of staff were being together. ch
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
the promulgation of any rule enact of carbon tax in the future? >> say again? >> do you see the promise promulgation enact a carbon tax for this country in the future? if only if congress provides that mechanism. no. okay. >> mr. chairman, i can't get my questions answered. i guess i'm pretty much finished and yield back. >> thank you. i don't believe we have any other members for the questions. administrator mccarthy. thank you for your presence today. we may have additional questions that would be submitted to you in writing. we hope you will reply in a next couple of weeks. >> i didn't mean, can i ask you one favor? >> i know we ask you a lot of information about the subpoena issues. i want to make sure we understood one another. if we meet after ward. i want to make sure i gave perfectly correct answers our expectations are the same on what you're looking for and whether or not we've complied with that and with a you're looking for next. i want to be very respectful you and the wishes of this -- >> thank you. you will. i'm somewhat encourage bid your answers today. ly hope you will
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Dec 6, 2013 12:00am EST
. in this includes the tax benefits markedly and this has been a laudable accomplishment. but it also increases the income level at which people can get these american opportunity tax credit all the way up to $180,000. we ran from the 80th percentile to the 95th percentile. .. >> leslie one of you mentioned the cost of books for students. we filed some legislation trying to get the textbook materials more accessible to online to reduce the cost. can anyone speak to the cost of high textbooks? >> acosta of textbooks definitely has increased over the last number of years and goes up every year. most institutions that i am familiar with have a variety of ways that students can get those books. we implemented a program they kiev rent the textbooks so we always have the buyback provision to bring them back at the end of the semester. they can read to them. they have the opportunity to purchase a textbook as a nod to college provider right now what we have not been able to solve is the community college students who want to buy books electronically ian to provide them money up front so they can get t
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
tired as an american seeing my tax dollars going to a rich man and a small child does without. you say he or she is obese. children eat rice, beans, spaghetti. shame on you. you should be a christian american. idol this meshes goes out -- out.ope this message goes now i see rich, white man act like you. shame on you. host: let's get a response. guest: i appreciate the comments. she wants to make sure these families that are in need will get the benefits. that is a lot of families are struggling and they are paying their taxes. they ask to make sure that people qualify for the benefits. the farm bill is basically a safety net for adverse weather conditions. there are some things that happened to farmers that are not under their control. many of the farmers are just farm families, second and third generation. is big business. host: you have more family farms than big business forms? guest: oh, yes. they are determined to do business as a corporation. when you come to my district, you find people farming and a lot of acres. but that is generally a farm family. a husband and wife and maybe
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Dec 3, 2013 8:00am EST
-lugar bill we helped to control that. and during all these years, by the way, i spent a lot of your tax money to keep about half of the 40,000 russians involved in nuclear, chemical and biological work employed so they wouldn't go to work for a long -- [inaudible] all that had to be considered in the context of bosnia. and finally, we made an unequivocal statement by saving the largest community of muslims in continental europe that we were not an anti-islamic country, that america would take serious risks to keep innocent muslims from being killed. and that we would work with and support any islamic population that renounced terror and embraced reconciliation and cooperation. we were trying to do all this at once. thousand, you can readily -- now, you can readily see how important intelligence is. we had to know how much change yeltsin could absorb. we had to know how reliable the efforts to move the nuclear weapons out of these other countries back into russia was. be -- all this while dealing with everything we had to know in boss my ya. bosnia. and we had to do the right things in bosnia
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Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
parliamentary debate, but otherwise what we have seen, even there, was a tax on "the guardian" rather than parliament trying to work out what the rules ought to be. why do you think that is the? >> shooting the messenger is the oldest diversionary trick in the book i can explain why some people have not taken interest in this. might experience is that when you speak to people about and explained issues, a deeply interested in it. and as you say in terms of the broader debate, i can't think of a story in recent times, i don't think of any store in times that has ricocheted around the world like this has and which has been more broadly debated in parliament, in the courts and among ngos. roll call of people who have said that there needs to be a debate about this include, i count, three presidents of nested, two vice presidents, generals, the security chiefs in the u.s. are all saying, this is a debate that inner suspect we know that we have to have. to our members of the house of lords, people who have been charged with oversight of security measures here, the former chairman of the ifc, to
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Dec 2, 2013 7:00am EST
's not just professional teams. looking taxes, high school football on friday nights, which that done to a committee. some of the college towns turn into metropolises on saturday. what football can do to galvanize the community. there's very few things that can have the power of football. it's america's game. we start talking about some of the presidents and their obsession with football for whatever reason. i think it would be a good place to close and then we can take some questions. and the president is most closely associated with football is theodore roosevelt. and theodore roosevelt's interest in football was highlighted in 1905 because they had such a brutal season. there were more players killed on one saturday in 1905 from football hits and were killed all last season. theodore roosevelt held a white house summit not far from here on football where he wanted to have the big schools pledge for a clean again, to follow the rules. and after that 1905 season, it was sort of a microcosm of football. the game evolves. that's the message of my book. that's the message of "the war on
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
. everybody depended on the mine. it affected everybody's live. the taxes supported the schools and library and paid for uniforms in the marching broadband. and employed students in thesumthe su summer and provided thousands of scholarships for the kids. the affect -- effect -- on the mine closing was devastating. there were labor strikes and i write about a big one. and all of the men voted to work three days a week so everybody could work, but when the mine closed down, no one would believe it. they tried to get people to come in and buy it. a company called gulf resources bought it. and they were getting the best out. and then the epa came in and said you cannot keep doing what you are doing. and in between the way the gulf resources and the epa managed them they closed it down and it was a super fund site. the epa tries to keep the air and water clean. this town didn't have clean air or water. so there were lots of poisons that were spread out on the ground. and this one company was mana managing the mine, there was a bag house fire and that is where many poisons were taking out of the
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Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
proposed universal child care to be paid for by taxing the wealthy, you know, okay. probably won't happen, but it's being talked about. it's going to increase. eventually, eventually, we are going to end up looking a little bit more like europe. >> host: i put a lot of faith in the sloi personal experience. you watch tv, guys take care of their children more than there was two or three years ago. it's mainstream sit coms, everyone has shows, "guys with kids," whatever, so you see that, it's normal, you pick your kids up, a situation of a lot of men these days. you just like ac la mate. >> guest: all i say is, like, in the corporation to say that you want
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Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
've gotten the big tax cut, the federal aid to education, the medicare and the civil rights bills past. that would put them in the lead. the most, the rest of the 20th century presidential reformers, alongside of tr and wilson and even compared somewhat to fdr. i don't think he would have pushed beyond that. i think he would've pushed toward detente. i think we would have seen they don't earlier with kennedy family did with richard nixon, because that cuban missile crisis was so sobering, sobering for khrushchev, too. and then, of course, they made the nuclear test ban treaty which eliminated the pollution and radiation in the atmosphere, and i think kennedy saw this as an opening towards a push with the soviets and he made that brilliant, famous and american university speech in june of 63 in which he said we should rethink, rethink our relationship with the soviet union. aimed at the russian people and he praised the russian people as a great people. he was looking toward i think some kind of accommodation, a movement away from the dangers of a nuclear war. and, of course, vietnam. [
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
wanted to give tax breaks to millionaires. a couple of questions. the implication by my colleague was changes that will eliminate the networks are caused by the affordable care act and i'm just wondering in your research i know with part d. is important and make sure the formulary is the same. with medicare advantage, or that change is likely in the network or something prior to the affordable care act as well? >> i think there is a lot of volatility in this marketplace as well as in the part d. marketplace. so every year we are very clear with the beneficiaries that if they are in the medicare advantage plan they need to check that coverage because the formularies which is a list that changes every year and provider networks, the providers also decide to leave the network or to no longer be involved. >> but this isn't new -- >> this is an inherent part of the plan that has been around since the mid-80s and even before. so this is an ongoing issue. this kind of instability if you will is in hair and and it's part of the risk of the plan that goes along with the benefits that we've
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Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
in addition to that cabinet portfolio. his nomination was derailed because of an un-related tax problem. but i think there was always a sense among the political operative he had the kind of political juice that she never did. of course, in a crisis so needed. >> host: john harris. the president should in order have americans trust health care and thrust the government again. the president should send that message and fire someone. >> >> guest: yeah. as i understand it and gibbs made that comment. it didn't surprise me. it is a classic problem that presidents face. in bush-cheney years there was a lot of this. okay we somebody's heads needs to roll to still the political waters. and sometimes that works. and sometimes it really just amounts to an acknowledgment of weakness. it's what cheney argue. throw them -- the wolf being opposition and us in the press all they do is get hungry. that, i'm sure is the debate that is taking place in obama right now. which is look does it actually resolve something or
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Dec 7, 2013 1:30pm EST
absolutely free, bona fide ordination papers. these entitle you to all sorts of discounts and tax exemptions. try cutting out a card on the following page and laminate it. let us know how it work withs out. [laughter] gone straights. demonstrations. demonstrations always will be an important form of protest. the structure can vary from arally or teach anyone to a confronting of the warriors at the pentagon. a gone straight is different from other forms of warfare because it invites people other than those planning the action via publicity to participate. be it is also basically nonviolent in nature, a complete understanding of the use of media is necessary to create the publicity necessary to get the word out. numbers of people are only one of the many factors in an effective demonstration. the timing, choice of target and tactics are equal hi important. there have been demonstrations of 400,000 that are hardly remembered and those of a few dozen that were markedly effective. often the critical element involved is the theater. those who say a demonstration should be concerned with education
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Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
start to wonder how you will do this. will you have a tax on every radio and that is the model in britain we ended up with. you have to have a license to run the radio. in america, that didn't go down well and ad vertising was the proposed. and there was opposition and just like how people reacted to advertising on fair -- facebo facebook -- or twitter. we had soap operas and other things. but it is familiar debate. >> october 29th, 1969 bob taylor, charlie cline, and leonard kleinrock, what happened? >> they were establishing the first lic link in what would become the internet. it crashed after two letters. they were trying to ty type "login "and trying to create ucla to stanford. they typed l, it worked. and typed o and it worked. but g crashed the whole system. so the first attempt to do an internet link didn't work. it started off with a small network. it was built to link together various computers used for military research. the guys funding this has many computers they have helped to set up and were being used and see what was going on. they didn't want too far a remote
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
with tax breaks to help them continue to live off the public trough. we hope that the budget conference understands that the american people are looking for us to give good direction, and american business is looking for congress in the conference to give stable to business knows what it can do to invest, to create business opportunities, to expand its operation. w4r we end up with a -- whether we end up with a deal or not, i believe the republican shutdown of the government taught a lot of politicians a lesson, and that is don't tinker with the livelihood of the american people, and so i'm more optimistic a deal can be reached. unfortunately, i think rather than get to a point where we really get a good deal for the american public that helps launch the american economy and create more jobs, i think we'll end up with something modest, and the american public wonders why, again, we continue to have this psyche of failure, obsession of doing things that go nowhere rather than do the work of the american people. i think if we have modest sites on what could be accomplished, we get there,
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